Mt Saxton 16- 20 November 2018 (Show Weekend)

Five of us went off on this adventure, which was exploring new territory for all except me. Mt Saxton, 2043m, is a peak up the northern end of Molesworth Station in Marlborough.

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Lake Angelus via Speargrass 16- 18 November 2018 (Show Weekend)

The trip started bright and early, leaving Christchurch at 6:30 am on the Friday morning. It was a lovely drive up through Lewis Pass to the start of the track. We left the van at around 1pm, and started up the Robert Ridge Track after a discussion whether to go via Speargrass Hut or via the ridge due to the high wind forecast. Most of us wanted the climb out of the way first!

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Five plus two went to Mt. Grey - 18 November 2018

Evelien and her 3 year old German shepherd ‘Mischa’ collected Joy, Sabina and Helen from Cranford St. We met John at the Grey River picnic area with Bob his 12 week old Border Collie puppy, who kept us amused all day.

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Mt Longfellow - 10-11 November 2018

Thick cloud the previous night held the promise of a Sunday morning sleep-in followed by a leisurely wake- up and retreat to lower levels. That wasn’t allowed on Mt Longfellow.

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Turton Saddle -- 6-7 October 2018

Four trampers and two co-drivers set off at 0800 in Angela’s people carrier so we four could walk from the Glenrock, Rakaia end, secure in the knowledge that the vehicle would be moved around to Lake Heron. Cows took time off from munching their brassicas and lined the road-side fence to gawk as we put our boots on.

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